The Resource The integrity of the yoga darśana : a reconsideration of classical yoga, Ian Whicher

The integrity of the yoga darśana : a reconsideration of classical yoga, Ian Whicher

Label
The integrity of the yoga darśana : a reconsideration of classical yoga
Title
The integrity of the yoga darśana
Title remainder
a reconsideration of classical yoga
Statement of responsibility
Ian Whicher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Integrity of the Yoga Darsana centers on the thought of Patanjali, the great exponent of the authoritative and Classical Yoga school of Hinduism and the reputed author of the Yoga-Sutras. In this textual, historical, and interpretive study, Whicher offers a plausible and innovative reading of the "intention" of the Yoga-Sutras, namely that Yoga does not advocate the abandonment or condemnation of the world, but rather supports a stance that enables one to live more fully in the world without being enslaved by worldly identification. Challenging and correcting misperceptions about Yoga drawn by traditional and modern interpretations of the Yoga Sutras, the author argues for a fresh vision of the spiritual potential present in this seminal text, thereby contributing to our understanding of the meaning and practical relevance of Yoga and its reception today."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 181/.452
  • 181/.452
Index
index present
LC call number
B132.Y6
LC item number
W47 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in religious studies
Label
The integrity of the yoga darśana : a reconsideration of classical yoga, Ian Whicher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-400) and index
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  • zbnus
  • glg
Contents
1. Selected Background Material on the Development of Yoga in Early Hindu Thought -- 2. The Yoga-Sutra: Introduction and Metaphysical Perspective -- 3. The Mind (Citta): Its Nature, Structure, and Functioning -- 4. Nirodha, Yoga Praxis, and the Transformation of the Mind -- 5. Cognitive Samadhi -- 6. From Knowledge to the "Aloneness" of the Knower
Control code
000013923236
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 426 p.
Isbn
9780791438169
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98026388
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.b20887309
System control number
  • 13923236dw
  • (OCoLC)39182001

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